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Director of Enrollment at Gateway Public Schools 

Gateway Public Schools

Job Description:

Gateway Public Schools’ Director of Enrollment is integral to fulfilling our mission of attracting and educating a student body that represents the diversity of San Francisco. The Director of Enrollment spearheads targeted outreach efforts for both Gateway High School and Gateway Middle School, connecting with schools and community organizations throughout the city, representing Gateway at enrollment fairs and community events, leading open houses and organizing “shadow” days for prospective students and school tours for prospective families, and facilitating the application and enrollment process. The Director of Enrollment must be committed to Gateway’s mission and must possess strong public speaking skills and an engaging personality. The Director of Enrollment reports to the Director of Schools and Partnerships and works closely with both schools’ principals and staff. 

Start Date: July 19, 2021 with flexibility to start earlier. Salary Range: $80,000 - 90,000

Ability to partially work from home and flex hours as approved by supervisor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Serve as a key ambassador for Gateway Public Schools to prospective students and families, other schools and educators, student service providers, and the general public by warmly and positively articulating Gateway’s mission, programs, and commitment to community.
  • Lead Gateway’s outreach and enrollment efforts across the city and community, proactively engaging schools and organizations who can refer eligible students to Gateway with special attention to ensuring Gateway’s diverse student population.
  • Manage all events related to student recruitment and enrollment including enrollment fairs, school tours, open houses, student shadow visits, annual lottery, letters of acceptance and wait pool, family and student orientations, placement testing, etc. Engage and coordinate with Gateway’s principals and staff throughout the process.
  • Recruit and train a strong network of parents and students to assist in the enrollment program including those who represent Gateway at enrollment fairs and events, serve as Student Ambassadors for shadow visits, school tours and open houses.
  • Work with Gateway Middle School leadership to support 8th grade students’ application process to high school, including outlining the process, timelines and requirements; ensure Gateway Middle School students’ application process to Gateway High School is personalized and well-thought out.
  • Develop and update all enrollment materials, presentations, letters, and related publications in collaboration with Gateway’s Communications Manager; manage the enrollment portion of Gateway’s websites.
  • Maintain Gateway’s enrollment database and ensure all information is captured in accordance with school and state protocols. Coordinate with registrars at both schools to facilitate continuity and accuracy of student data; serve as liaison to San Francisco Unified School District for all matters related to student enrollment.
  • Collect, monitor, analyze and act on data related to the recruitment experience and process, student applications, enrollment and retention; provide enrollment reports as requested.
  • Attend non-enrollment school-related functions outside of the normal school day as appropriate, including, but not limited to, faculty meetings, IEP meetings, parent meetings, back-to-school nights, and student exhibitions, and special events.

Key Competencies (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Work Demands)

  • Commitment to Gateway’s mission: belief that all students can be successful, strong respect for the value of diversity, commitment to providing opportunities and experiences for students and families who are historically underrepresented in a variety of college and professional fields.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to interact and communicate with a wide variety of audiences.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from a wide variety of audiences. Good people-person. 
  • Able to work independently, collaboratively as part of a team, and to organize student and adult volunteers;
  • Excellent organizational, research, planning, writing and implementation skills; detail-oriented with strong follow-through and initiative. 
  • MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Google Apps, proficiency and web competency strongly preferred, including data management/presentation and mail merge; ability to synthesize and present data in tables, graphs, etc.;
  • At least 3 years experience in enrollment/admissions, community outreach, urban public schools, and/or charter schools preferred; 
  • Bilingual candidates and candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply;
  • BA degree;
  • Ability to be available for evening and weekend enrollment events 

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter specifically explaining your interest in the work we do at Gateway Public Schools and why you are a great fit for this position, as well as a resume and letters of recommendation and/or references to the following:

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Gateway Public Schools

Attn: Aaron Watson

1430 Scott Street

San Francisco, CA 94115

No calls please.


About Gateway Public Schools

Gateway Public Schools’ mission is to prepare a broad range of learners for success in college and beyond.  As model, public charter schools, we are committed to serving a student population that reflects the diversity of San Francisco and the Bay Area including a special emphasis on students with diagnosed learning disabilities, and helping each and every one of our students get into college and thrive.  We believe that all students are capable of learning at high levels when schools pair high expectations and a school-wide understanding that students learn differently.  At  Gateway, we combine a rigorous academic program with an approach where the individual talents, strengths, and needs of our learners are identified and supported. 

In addition to providing high quality public education to our students, we seek to accomplish two important broader goals:

  1. By ensuring that each of our students (more than 80% of whom are students of color, more than 40% are first-generation college-bound, and more than 25% have diagnosed learning disabilities) has post-secondary opportunities, we hope to help change the demographics of the college-bound population in San Francisco;
  2. By serving as model public schools, we hope to demonstrate that public education can and does work for diverse learners, share our best practices, and, as such, serve as a change agent within the public sphere.

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Gateway Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in its hiring of employees on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship, marital or veteran status, age, or disability. We actively seek diversity among faculty and administration as well as among students.